How to Make Siomai?

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Siomai” is a traditional Chinese dumpling served in dim sum. Its filling is a combination of seasoned ground pork, whole and chopped shrimp, and Chinese black mushroom in small bits. The outer covering is made of a thin sheet of lye water dough. The center is usually garnished with an orange dot, made of roe or diced carrot. Although a green dot made with a pea may also be used. The decorative presentations vary from restaurant to restaurant.


  • 400 g ground pork
  • 3/4 cup shelled shrimp
  • 1 pc. carrot
  • 1 pc. onion
  • 2 stalks spring onions
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp chinese wine
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 eggs
  • wanton wrapper (100 pcs)
  • 3/4 cup frozen green peas
  • 1/2 cup soya oil


For the filling:

  1. In a bowl, place the ground pork and shelled shrimp.
  2. Peel and grate carrot, squeeze out water and add to the pork mixture.
  3. Chop onion and spring onion and add to the mixture.
  4. Add in all other ingredients to the pork mixture.
  5. Mix well until blended.

Molding and Cooking Siomai:

  1. Place a tsp of the mixture at the center of the wrapper.
  2. Bring corners to the center and press to make an open top pouch.
  3. Set one whole green peas on top of each siomai and brush with oil.
  4. Place in a steamer and steam for 30 minutes.
  5. Serve hot with soy sauce and calamansi dipping sauce.

2 thoughts on “How to Make Siomai?

  1. Dear sir/madam,

    thank you so much for the recipe appreciated very much, we would like to know also if a moulder of siomai is available in manila, we are searching if anyone is selling a moulder so it will be easier for us to prepare siomai.

    thank you and hope to hear from you soon.

    thanks & regards,
    mary rose

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